The MultiscalE Ocean Modelling (MEOM) research group at Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement (IGE) is one of the leading computational oceanography research groups in France. We are a team of about 25 members, which include permanent staff, postdocs, PhD students, research engineers and visitors.
Our activities are connected with french, european and international research programs dedicated to climate, environment, and numerical modelling. They concern the role of the ocean in climate, the analysis, simulation and prediction of the oceanic evolution, and the development of advanced methods to address these questions.
MEOM members interact with many scientists and groups from local to international level through several research projects and management activities. These collaborations are particularly active among the DRAKKAR and NEMO ocean modelling consortium, with the Mercator-Océan operational oceanography center, and with the CNES/NASA and other space agencies.
For 40 years, MEOM has been developping synergies between numerical simulations, geophysical fluid dynamics, and satellite/in-situ observations. This yielded an expertise in multiscale ocean processes, their accurate and realistic representation in global and regional domains, and in state-of-the-art computational approaches (numerical modelling, high-performance computing, data assimilation and analysis techniques). MEOM's research is currently organized along the following axes :